Frequent question: How big should my Wakesurf board be?

How long is a wake surf board?

Most boards are between 4 1/2 feet and 5 1/2 feet in length. Here’s what you want to keep in mind: Smaller boards are best for smaller people and/or bigger wakes.

How much weight do you need to wake surf?

Your going to be in between 10 and 12mph. The more weight you add to your boat the faster you’ll be able to go. Having a faster wave will make tricks especially getting air much easier. In our current boat a 2009 MasterCraft X-2, we add an addtional 1500-2200 pounds of ballast, including voice activated ballast.

What makes a wakesurf board fast?

Wakesurf Board Tail Shape

The most common tail shape on surfboards, a bigger, wider tail will catch the wave easier and get more “push” for dropping the rope and surfing the wave. The extra “push” from a square or big, rounded tail typically makes for quicker acceleration and increased overall speed.

Can you use a skim board to wakesurf?

skimboards are not as bouyant as wakesurfs, so the longer the the skim the easier it will be to ride and stay riding.

Do pro Wakesurfers use fins?

Most surf style wakesurf boards will come standard with three fins. This is called a “thruster” fin setup. The outside fins help generate speed down the line while the center fin offers stability and control.

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Should I take the fins off my Wakesurf board?

When I first got the board i had the standard three fins but it was hard to break loose so i took out the center fin. The board is a little slippery but the consensus from all the rider is they like it now that they are used to it and can break it loose for tricks.